DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments #DigInfo
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DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments #DigInfo

Panasonic, together with the Belgium-based
research institution IMEC, has developed a DNA testing chip that automates all stages
of obtaining genetic information, including preprocessing. This development is expected to enable personalized,
tailor-made therapy to become widespread. SNPs are variations in a single DNA base among
individuals. Detecting SNPs makes it possible to check
whether genetically transmitted diseases are present, evaluate future risks, and identify
genes related to illness. Testing is done simply by injecting the blood
and a chemical into the chip, and setting it in the testing system. First of all, the blood and chemical are mixed.
DNA is then extracted from the mixed solution. The regions containing SNPs are then cut out
and amplified. DNA amplification uses technology called PCR, which cuts out the desired sections
by varying the temperature. With the conventional method, this process took two hours. The amplified DNA is then sent through a micropump to a DNA filter. Here, the DNA is separated for each section length. Then, a newly developed electrochemical sensor identifies SNPs while the DNA is dissolved in the chemical.

54 thoughts on “DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments #DigInfo

  1. It doesn't matter because the countries which has less income disparity has more scientific progress, its a proven fact 🙂
    and Japan is one of them.

  2. What are you talking about? Private business invest in R&D to be competative and make profit. It has little to do with the wealth of Japan.

  3. they are showing that this can be possible even with the old system? that a scientific research is not about the money ?

  4. woah that last clip blew me away of the liquid moving through the circuitry amazing. Like to know more about how that pump works.

  5. And the education system is excellent, there's a lot of well educated people expecting to become researchers.
    Imagine 120 Million people, with an average IQ of 105

  6. too bad it's made purely for profit, gauging it's customers with a new model with only slight differences every year or so

  7. There's also a US based manufacturer for genotyping arrays: "Illumina"
    San Diego, California, USA

    They produce the so called " Illumina OmniExpress Plus Genotyping BeadChip"…
    Illumina's economical Infinium, GoldenGate, and VeraCode genotyping microarray platforms combine industry-leading data quality, with the content flexibility to match any application.

  8. When I reflect on how society values these scientist/engineers vs athletes, musicians, and actors I get completely mind fucked.

  9. The government of Japan has for a very long time been a pro-scientific, pro-business state. Large companies like Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic etc. were all born and became big thanks to government sponsorship and low-cost loans. It's similar to Samsung/Hyundai/Daewoo and LG in South Korea. In the US it's a different culture, politics are more corrupt and very religious… More than half of the budget is spent on military and there's little actual efforts to push science and innovation like in Japan.

  10. Robots can't replace lawyers, because law&ethics are illogical and unscientific as fuck. Maybe forensic investigators, but robots cannot mathematically prove what is right and wrong.

  11. And that is true. What can replace lawyers are brain scanning technology that can actually see our thoughts, and memories.

  12. Brain scans still can't determine ethics, they can only observe. Is having fight-or-flight genes that result in aggression wrong enough?

  13. I'm not talking about ethics. I'm talking about showing the information in ones mind. Memories, experiences, and what you are thinking at the moment. If someone is lying a brain scan can show the truth. It makes it easier for people to know who is taking advantage of them.

  14. Please read what you just wrote. You say I have no idea what I'm talking about, but really I'm the only one making sense compared to what you just wrote… "The US military keeps peace and order in the world"… how old are you? 12? your post is completely irrelevant to Japan's research in science and technology.
    I bet you've never actually traveled outside of this country? If you go to Europe, or South Korea, you'll realize how backward this country is technologically speaking.

  15. To give you an example, the US still doesn't even have fiber internet (100mbit/second), we're still relying on outdated broadband internet which was developed back in the early 90s. We barely have 4G cellphone service (in some areas), while in Japan they've had that technology for the past decade. If you go overseas, you'll see vacuum robots everywhere and things that here in the US only very few have (vacuum robots and other automation systems are particularly big in South Korea & Japan).

  16. I know brain scans make effective lie detectors, but lie detectors are all they are. A lie detector still fails to be a lawyer, being unable to determine what ethics is the one true code (There are, after all, circumstances where murder is justified). We're talking about lawyers themselves, who have to deal with the endless arguments, irrationality and bullshit that plague human ethics. From a robot's perspective, laws and ethics are all non-objective lies made by the fancies of the human brain.

  17. Overpriced orators are still a necessary evil compared to false accusations and a Gestapo-style judge jury and executioner where you have no chance of defence.

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